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NFL Average Attendance Lowest Since '11; Chargers Down 56% At StubHub Center

NFL teams averaged 67,404 fans per game during the '17 regular season, marking the league's lowest average since '11 (37,394). Attendance this season also was down 3% from '16. The Chargers -- who relocated from San Diego to the much-smaller StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. -- averaged a league-low 25,336 fans, down more than 55% from the 57,025 per game during their final season at Qualcomm Stadium. The Cowboys set a new AT&T Stadium record with 92,722 fans per game this season, while the Jets led all AFC teams with 77,562 fans. The Falcons finished their inaugural season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with 71,960 fans. The Rams were down over 23% in their second season at L.A. Memorial Coliseum, and the Bengals also saw a double-digit drop at Paul Brown Stadium. Despite a winless season, the Browns ended the season down less than 1% in average attendance at FirstEnergy Stadium. The league also hosted four regular-season games in London -- compared to three last season -- while the Raiders played a home game in Mexico City during each of the last two seasons.

'17 NFL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
Cowboys
8
741,775
92,722
115.9%
92,540
0.2%
Packers
8
624,742
78,093
95.9%
78,216
-0.2%
Jets
8
620,496
77,562
100.0%
78,160
-0.8%
Giants
8
617,434
77,179
93.6%
78,789
-2.0%
Broncos
8
610,846
76,356
100.3%
76,774
-0.5%
Redskins
8
601,405
75,176
91.7%
78,304
-4.0%
Chiefs
8
592,851
74,106
97.0%
73,328
1.1%
Panthers
8
588,942
73,618
99.8%
73,793
-0.2%
Saints
8
585,113
73,139
100.2%
73,110
0.0%
Falcons*
8
575,681
71,960
101.4%
70,000
2.8%
Texans
8
574,197
71,775
100.0%
71,868
-0.1%
Ravens
8
564,709
70,589
99.4%
71,103
-0.7%
49ers
8
561,155
70,144
102.4%
70,178
0.0%
Eagles
8
556,768
69,596
100.0%
69,596
0.0%
Seahawks
8
551,809
68,976
101.4%
69,074
-0.1%
Dolphins
8
541,022
67,628
100.6%
65,513
3.2%
Bills
8
534,200
66,775
92.9%
68,509
-2.5%
Vikings
8
533,769
66,721
99.8%
66,786
-0.1%
Patriots
8
527,024
65,878
100.0%
66,829
-1.4%
Titans
8
525,214
65,652
95.0%
64,659
1.5%
Jaguars
8
514,427
64,303
96.0%
64,647
-0.5%
Cardinals
8
513,741
64,218
98.8%
64,832
-0.9%
Lions
8
513,100
64,138
99.4%
60,793
5.5%
Browns
8
511,060
63,883
93.6%
64,311
-0.7%
Colts
8
507,525
63,441
100.7%
65,549
-3.2%
Rams
8
507,136
63,392
69.6%
83,165
-23.8%
Steelers
8
499,768
62,471
91.3%
64,313
-2.9%
Bears
8
489,137
61,142
99.4%
60,369
1.3%
Buccaneers
8
479,618
59,952
91.4%
60,625
-1.1%
Raiders
8
462,201
57,775
100.0%
57,320
0.8%
Bengals
8
425,937
53,242
81.3%
63,509
-16.2%
Chargers**
8
202,687
25,336
93.8%
57,025
-55.6%
TOTALS
256
17,255,489
67,404
96.8%
69,487
-3.0%


NOTES
: Totals include designated home games played in London for the Browns, Jaguars, Dolphins and Rams this season and the Bengals, Jaguars and Rams last season. Also, there was a designated Raiders home game played in Mexico City during both seasons. * = The Falcons played home games in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium this season. ** = The Chargers relocated from San Diego following the '16 season, and played home games at the smaller StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.